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2 Worst COVID-Hit Cities, Delhi & Chennai Are On Their Path To Recovery As Infections Slow Down

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Bobins Abraham
Bobins AbrahamUpdated on Aug 05, 2020, 13:35 IST

The number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi currently stands at 1,39,156, which is the fifth-highest among states and the highest among cities.

But there is some good news for the national capital. In the past 24 hours, Delhi recorded 674 fresh coronavirus cases which is one of the lowest figures in months.

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The three-figure count for new cases was recorded on a day when the total number of tests conducted stood at 9,295, according to the bulletin released by the Delhi health department.

While 12 fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, it is the lowest number of Covid-19 deaths reported in a day in the national capital since the death figures were revised by authorities in June.

As of Tuesday, the number of active cases in Delhi stood at 9897.?The national capital has a recovery rate of 89.98 per cent.

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Less than 10,000 active Covid cases in Delhi. This is the result of the collective efforts of Delhi government, institutions and the people, CM Arvind Kejriwal said hailing citizens for their contribution in the Delhi Model of fighting COVID and advised them to not be complacent.

"Happy that our Delhi Model is being recognized across the globe. I want to thank South Korean Ambassador H.E. Shin Bong-kil for his encouraging words. All nations coming together to defeat Covid is the need of the hour," he said in another tweet.

The chief minister shared a video of South Korean Ambassador to India Shin Bong-kil in which he praised the Delhi model of combating the Covid-19 pandemic.

South Korean Ambassador to India Shin Bong-kil had said, "I am very impressed with the Delhi model. Korean model is 3Ts i.e. test, trace and treat, the Delhi model is test and home quarantine. This is a very effective and wise measure. I want to congratulate the Delhi government for achievement."

While Tamil Nadu, with the second-highest virus caseloads in the country after Maharashtra, continued to report in excess of 5,000 cases state capital Chennai is witnessing a slow down in new cases.

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In the past 24 hours, Chennai reported 1,023 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 1,04,027.

out of the 1,04,027 confirmed cases so far, 89,969 have recovered, and only 11,859 are active cases.

The R-value, or reproductive number, for COVID-19 has fallen below one in Delhi and Chennai, indicating a slowdown in the spread of the disease in three of India’s biggest cities, according to a recent study.

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